FridayNovember 15, 2019

Giving Challenge donations surpassed campaign goal by nearly 30%

The Internal Giving Challenge for the Annual Fund concluded successfully, with total contributions of more than $70,200-- well over the $40,000 in pledges made last year, and also nearly 30% higher than this year's goal of $50,000 in employee donations for the College's 50th anniversary year.

  • The Advancement/Development Office reported that 160 employees made direct donations, and that doesn't include employee participation in Coin Wars and other division/department contests.
  • Also, an employee family created a new endowed scholarship, which requires a minimum contribution of $10,000.

The Special Ops Team won the overall team competition, and the Health & Public Safety Division earned first place in Coin Wars.

Other contest winners included:

  • Meg Galvin and Carla Gesell-Streeter won the final Advancement/Development raffle on Nov. 1, with each receiving a pair of tickets to the Jingle Bell Rock event on Dec. 6. (At right, Kim Taylor and Dr. Monica Posey conducted the prize drawing.)
  • Ginna Witte won the BTD raffle for use of the Dean's parking space in Spring semester.
  • The Special Ops raffle winners were Kim Taylor (1st place), Diane Taft (2nd place), and Dan Ramsey (3rd place).

DMS students need ultrasound scan volunteers on Nov. 18 & 20

Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Cardiovascular (DMSC) program are learning to conduct ultrasound scans this semester.

To complete course requirements, the Sonography faculty and students appreciate help provided by volunteers from the College community at lab sessions scheduled for Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 20.

If you-- or a family member, neighbor, or friend-- would like to volunteer for an ultrasound scan, please contact DMS faculty member Jackie Turner ( with your name, phone number, and the dates/times you can assist.

Volunteers are needed for these faculty-supervised exam sessions:

Monday, Nov. 18 - Cardiac Exam (60 min. exam, no prep required) -

  • Four volunteers needed from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Three volunteers needed from 10:35 - 11:35 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Leg Vein Exam (60 min. exam. no prep required) -

  • Four volunteers needed from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Three volunteers needed from 1:35 - 2:35 p.m.

All exams take place in the Health Professions Building on Clifton Campus.

Faculty volunteers may use this activity as part of service requirements.

BMI hosts Diversity & Inclusion Workshop on Nov. 20

The Black Male Initiative student organization is hosting a workshop on “Diversity, Inclusion, and Navigating Barriers” on Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ATLC Auditorium (ATLC 211) on Clifton Campus.

The workshop is open to all students and all College employees.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Lewatis McNeal, Associate Dean in the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. McNeal oversees administrative operations, provides leadership and guidance for diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives, and assists with efforts to ensure academic quality within NKU's College of Education.

He earned a Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences from the University of Louisville, along with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Public Heath from Western Kentucky University.

Dr. McNeal also received NKU’s Black Faculty and Staff Association Presidential Award for 2018-2019.

Student Activities seeks Santa (don't tell the kids)

The Student Activities Office is seeking an appropriately-qualified individual to take on the role of Santa Claus at the annual "Cookies with Santa" event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Overlook Cafe on Clifton Campus.

Presumably, you'll be compensated with all the milk and cookies you could possibly want, along with the adulation of scores of children and the admiration of their family members and friends.

You are not required to supply your own jolly red suit or white beard.

For more information about this important special assignment, contact Mary Beth Barnes in Student Activities ( or 569-5747).

Tutoring Center offers help with study skills and computer skills

The Tutoring Center on Clifton Campus (Main Building Room 261) now offers additional services for students.

Computer applications tutoring is available daily, and no appointment is needed.

Tutoring for computer applications is offered:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students can get help with basic skills like using Blackboard; working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and learning to manage personal files.

Study skills tutoring is available three times each week, with no appointment needed.

Study skills tutoring is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Help topics include test-taking, note-taking, dealing with procrastination, out-of-class study skills, and more.

For more information, download the flyers (click links below), or visit the Tutoring Center in Room 261.

Facilities Dept is working to make campus warmer

The Facilities Department would like employees and students to know that Facilities staff members are aware of inconsistent and low temperatures in the Main Building on Clifton Campus, particularly on exterior walls and especially in the wings and hallways.

Kim Vasko, Director of Buildings, Maintenance & Grounds, said some of the interior temperature problems are the result of rapid changes in outdoor weather.

Another contributing factor is the need for additional air-handling equipment and controls following the College's boiler installation project, which converted operations from a steam system to a more efficient hot water system.

Kim said the Facilities Department is working with contractors and engineers to improve the situation, and appreciates your patience while problems are addressed.

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  • Jan. 18: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Rice / Broccoli / Mac n' Cheese
  • Jan. 19: Salisbury Steak + Mashed Potatoes / Green Beans
  • Jan. 20: Chicken Quesadillas + Sour Cream / Salsa / Mac n' Cheese
  • Jan. 21: Spaghetti & Meatballs + Green Beans / Garlic Bread / Mac n' Cheese
  • Daily Hot Grab & Go Basket ($4.75)

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